Travel Day + Carcassonne Experience
Trip Start Apr 19, 2012
20Trip End May 26, 2012
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May 9, 2012 - Day 16
PK headed down for breaky and left the diseased SK in the room as he is coughing so hard and would be a major distraction in the dining room. Chris (host) organized an appointment with a Dr. down the street for 1 p.m. We went out into the warm sunshine to buy some 'fois grois' to take home (no sharing). You can all just and hope pray you will be invited to dinner at Maison du Kalitan when we return. It was Market Day so we had alot of fun tasting and taking pics. Beautiful products from all over the region, shared and displayed with such pride. Be it cheese, frois gras, sausages, snails, fresh vegetables, chocolate,
tapenade, fish, jams, cakes, bread, herbs, spices, wines, aptertifs, olives,
wine/fruit vinegars or cakes made with walnuts or even pottery
tasting with big smiles. We headed back to Les Cordeliers and packed the car, said our goodbyes to our hosts and headed to the Dr. Very nice English speaking fellow (golfer of course). Said he sucked Predisone on the golf course - not sure what it does but he alluded to heping his handicap. He prescribed meds for both of us. We then drove to the pharmacy but PK wanted to wait. Only 19 Euros for everything which is about $100 less than we would pay in BC. We fired up 'jilly' and headed to Carcassonne. It took us a good 4 1/2 hours travellig toward Toulouse and then on to Carcassone. The countryside being quite wild but a lovely drive. Partly on the Auto Route but some meandering as well. We arrived around 6 p.m. at Hotel L'otrioi which is just below the walls of this medieval city. We checked in, then climbed up into the old city and had a bite to eat and came home to bed. We think SK is coughing less - yeh!!!!!
May 10, 2012 - Day 17
SK slept better with only one coughing spell. We got up around 9. After our showers PK noticed a party of ants boogeying on our sheets. We got the house keeper to peer in - and toute suite, the desk manager was up and suggested that we change rooms
After we got organized to return to the hotel with all our bags, we tried putting in the same code to open the gates so that we could leave. After trying numerous times and failing, we initiated another 'comical' discussion i.e. just having to sleep in the car. Just as we were preparing to use our newly unlocked iPhone to call the desk, a head came out of a window up three stores from an unknown building next to the parking lot and the gentleman said "voitre luggage est sur a oeil - electronique" (your luggage is in front of the electric eye) Sure enough SK had skillfully placed his luggage up against this electric sensor so that his suitcase etc., wouldn't get covered in dirt from the unpaved parking lot while I was inputting the code:(( Thats it for now. Later we walked back up the hill around 7:30 to a restaurant called Comte Roger. We ate inside and had a beautiful meal that consisted of Fois Gras, Cassoulette, and two beautiful desserts
Cheers, P & S